Monday, April 13, 2015

Letter To Chimamanda Adichie On The Oba Of Lagos’s Statement To The Ibos By Ijeoma Ozichi Omotade

Rochas Okorocha Blasts INEC, Declares Himself Winner of Imo Elections,

Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has slammed the Independent National Electoral Commission for its decision to declare the state gubernatorial election inconclusive.


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The INEC Returning Officer of the State, Ibidapo Obe, announced that the election was inconclusive because the margin (79,529) between the frontrunner, Mr. Okorocha and his contender, Emeka Ihedioha of Peoples Democratic Party, was less than the number of registered voters (144,715) in wards across the state where elections did not hold or were cancelled due to violence.


Mr. Okorocha, while speaking to news men at the Government House in Imo State early Monday, said

“The electoral act has talked about registered voters and in the workings of that act and in the spirit of the law, you cannot not make use of number of registered voters, you have to make use of number of PVC collected.

“When you look at the number of PVC collected you find out that there is no need for this supplementary election because the number of PVC collected will be less than the 79,000 votes difference between me and the PDP candidate. But now they are basing on the number of registered voters. Number of registered voters do not cast the vote; it is the number of PVC collected that does,” You can only change the date of a burial but you cannot change the burial. From the results available, the fact speaks for itself, we have won this election despite all the irregularities, I am the winner”

“Let me say that there is no basis for comparison when I’m told that I’m in contest with the PDP candidate and he scored some votes it is not true. I think I’m in contest with more unseen elements than the candidate himself. If this election is conducted in the way it should be conducted in a free and fair manner, my opponent would have up to 100,000 votes. Never. Not in Imo State; not at all,”

“If you look at what has happened in his areas of jurisdiction and his local government, Mbaise local government, Ahiazu, Ezinnite, Aboh Mbaise, where he gave himself almost 80,000 votes. Can you imagine in Aboh Mbaise, you have 51,000 voters when the actual PVC collected is about 60,000 and in Mbaitoli where you have over 100,000 PVC collected the total votes there is about 30,000 so that tells you the manipulation. What we saw in those areas was simply the militarisation of the entire process – snatching of ballot boxes and violence and what have you.

“But because of these manipulations and writing of results and taking result sheets and going to somebody’s house – escorted by security agencies- to write the result and come in the private car to INEC headquarters, that is why many people think there is a contest. So I’m not in contest with that gentle man, I’m in contest with the entire manipulation of the system and the election,”

I Cannot Guarantee Rescue Of Chibok Girls But My Govt. Will Try – Buhari

President-Elect, Mohammadu Buhari says as much as he wants the abducted Chibok girls rescued, he cannot assure that his government when sworn-in will be able to do so.
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“As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them,” Buhari was quoted to have said in a statement.

“Today we remember the kidnapping of 276 girls from a school in Chibok one year ago. This crime has rightly caused outrage both in Nigeria and across the world.


“Today is a time to reflect on the pain and suffering of the victims, their friends and families. Our thoughts and prayers, and that of the whole Nigerian Nation, are with you today.

“I want to assure all of them, and particularly the parents, that when my new Administration takes office at the end of May, we will do everything we can to defeat Boko Haram. We will act differently from the Government we replace: we hear the anguish of our citizens and intend to respond accordingly.


“This new approach must also begin with honesty. We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown. As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them.

“But I say to every parent, family member and friend of the children that my Government will do everything in its power to bring them home.

“What I can pledge, with absolute certainty, is that starting on the first day of my Administration Boko Haram will know the strength of our collective will and commitment to rid this nation of terror, and bring back peace and normalcy to all the affected areas.


“’Boko Haram’ means ‘Western Education is Sinful’. When they are defeated militarily, as they will be, we will ensure our citizens in the affected areas have improved educational opportunities as a direct counterbalance to Boko Haram’s twisted ideology. In particular we will educate ever more young girls ensuring they are empowered as citizens of Nigeria.

“Let us use this anniversary to remind each other that the attack on Chibok was an attack on the dreams and aspirations of our young people.

“We stand united in our pledge to resist terror in Nigeria– not just through military means but also through the power of opportunity and the hope of a better future for all,” the statement read.

Soldiers Flog Lady for Wearing micro mini shorts.

Some military men took their electoral security duties a bit too far when they caught a young lady wearing bum-shorts to a polling unit for accreditation on Saturday, April 11, during the governorship elections in Lagos State and flogged her seriously.
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The incident happened on Mba Street in Ajegunle area of state, when the soldiers saw the a lady on her way back from the accreditation center and accosted her on why she should dress in such an indecent way.

But the lady was said to have insulted the officers by calling them local and bush people who did not know what was in vogue.

This was said to have angered the soldiers who descended on her and flogged her mercilessly and after that, made her to undergo some punishments like frog jumping and rolling on the road.

Video: Buhari Speaks On Corruption & Boko Haram

President-Elect Buhari spoke exclusively with SaharaTV on how he plans to deal with corruption, the government’s finances, Boko Haram, and Nigeria’s economy. Most notably he blamed Minister Iweala for the financial situation in Nigeria, and that he will make his Ministerial appointees declare their assets to the public.


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When asked about statements from Minister of Finance Iweala on the fiscal conditions and government spending in Nigeria, President-Elect Buhari told SaharaTV that “I’m afraid the Finance Minister has no cause to complain because the governors cannot force the central government to act outside the Constitution.”


President-Elect Buhari firmly stated that “all those that were governors, ministers, permanent secretaries, head of foreign staff and all those with political appointments will have to declare their assets on the assumption of their appointment and definitely with the courts. And once they leave they have to re-declare their assets.” He said this would ensure greater accountability among public servants.


However, he did tell SaharaTV that he does not plan to interfere with the judiciary and whatever action it may take pursuing corrupt public officials. He stated that his administration would not “become embroiled in investigation every ministry, then the government will not have time to move forward.”


On the contentious issue of Oil Block ownership in Nigeria, and an equitable distribution of the country’s wealth, he suggested that partisan politics in Nigeria is the cause of inequitability in the oil sector. President-Elect Buhari claimed that he wanted to professionalize the oil sector in Nigeria. He said that the “proliferation of oil fields to people who don’t even know what it is, is one of the messes partisan politics has brought.” Within the equitable distribution of wealth and job creation for youth, the President-Elect pointed to the APC manifesto calling for greater emphasis on mining and agriculture development.


When pressed on rumors that former president Obasanjo was exercising inordinate influence on Buhari’s administration he said, “I think that people have to accept the realities of Nigeria’s political development. General Olusegun Obasanjo is the only living Nigerian that led Nigeria for more than 11 years, so for anybody to think that General Obasanjo is irrelevant or he was trying to push his influence over issues, I think is being uncharitable and not being fair to Nigeria’s political development.”


President-Elect Buhari is now confronted with the challenge of appointing a ministerial and cabinet team, and he has stated publicly that PDP defectors should not expect to receive Minister appointments.

Chibok girls 'spotted with Boko Haram terrorists in Gwoza' - Media

As per a report by BBC, missing Chibok Girls were seen with Boko Haram terrorists  in Gwoza.
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See the irregular report bellow. Incidentally, today makes Chibok Girls one year since they were taken from their school.


More than 50 of the girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria last year were seen alive three weeks ago, a woman has told the BBC. She saw the girls in the north-eastern Gwoza town before the Boko Haram militants were driven out of there by regional forces.


Boko Haram sparked global outrage when it seized more than 219 girls from Chibok town a year ago.

The US, China and other foreign powers promised to help find the girls.


However, the girls have never been traced, and little has been heard of them since they were taken from their boarding school. The whereabouts of the remaining girls is not clear.

Pics: Gov. Fashola celebrates with Ambode after his election victory

Gov. Fashola, his wife Abimbola, Lagos Gov.-elect Akinwunmi Ambode, his wife and other relatives observe Ambode’s triumph at the polls yesterday.


See more pics bellow..

Obanikoro congratulates Governor-elect Ambode

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro took to Facebook this morning to congratulate Lagos state Governor-elect Akinwunmi Ambode. He wrote;


“I congratulate Akinwunmi Ambode on his election into the office of Governor of Lagos State. I urge Lagosians to support the new Governor-Elect as he directs the affairs of our state in the years ahead. ‪#‎MO‬”.


What is wrong with this photo? ( Fake Anaconda version)

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Can you spot what is wrong with this photo ?

Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa wins Delta governorship election

PDP governorship competitor in Delta state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has been pronounced champ of the state governorship decision.
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Representative Okowa pulled an aggregate of 724,680 votes to thrashing his fundamental rival Chief Great Ogboru of the Labor Party, who pulled a sum of 130,028 votes. Presented above is Senator Okowa praising his triumph with the officeholder senator, Emmanuel Uduaghan.

Russia Confirms Arms Deal to Supply China With S-400 Air Defense Systems

The chief executive of the Russian state-run arms trader Rosoboronexport has confirmed that China clinched a contract with his company for the purchase of the S-400 air defense systems.


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China has signed a contract with the Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport for the purchase of the S-400 air defense systems, the company’s chief executive Anatoly Isaikin said in an interview with the Russian daily Kommersant.”I will not disclose the details of the contract, but yes, China has indeed become the first buyer of this sophisticated Russian air defense system.  It underlines once again the strategic level of our relations,” Isaikin said, when asked whether it was true that Beijing signed a contract for the purchase of four S-400 divisions in September 2014.

Isaykin also said that “many countries” want to buy the S-400 systems, but added that the manufacterer, VKO Almaz-Antey, is obliged to first deliver them to the Russian Defense Ministry.


“Despite the expansion of production capacities, it’s difficult to deliver these air defense systems to several countries. In this regard, China will be the first customer,” Isaikin said.



Asked whether Russian companies are afraid of cooperating with their Chinese partners, Isaikin said that he believes that if Russia works for the benefit of China, it “works for its own benefit as well.”The S-400 Triumf is a new generation anti-aircraft weapon system capable of engaging any aerial target, including aircraft,  helicopters, drones, as well as cruise and tactical ballistic missiles with a maximum speed of 4,800 meters per second. Currently, there are nine Russian anti-aircraft missile regiment equipped with the S-400 systems, which were put on service in April 2007.



APC's Samuel Ortom clinches victory from PDP in Benue Governorship election

APC governorship competitor in Benue state, Samson Ortom has won the governorship decision in the state. He pulled a sum of 422, 932 votes to secure triumph from PDP’s applicant, Terhemen Tarzoor who pulled an aggregate of 313,878 votes.samuel

The Change is Here to Stay: GMB shocks GEJ into Coma

 


Buhari was at the villa in connection to setting up a transition committee for handing over. At the meeting, Goodluck asked for the list of representatives of APC and the required remuneration.
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Buhari was surprised that Goodluck’s list and corresponding cost was put at N3billion for a job estimated to last only 2months.


Goodluck then asked why Buhari’s list didn’t show corresponding cost? Buhari answered that his team was made up of volunteers and their feeding would be by individuals/self even if they have to bring in leftover food from their homes. No word has been heard from the presidency since then.



This is the beginning of purposeful leadership.


GEJ welcome home: Resolutions of an extraordinary All Ijaw Youths Congress on 2015 Presidential Polls and Way Forward

Thousands of Ijaw Youths under the auspices of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Worldwide met on Sunday, the 5th of April, 2015 at Tuomo Community, Delta State to review the outcome of the March 28, 2015 Presidential election and the way forward.
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The meeting had in attendance founding fathers of the IYC, past and current leaders of the IYC, various Ijaw youth organizations and students from all the Ijaw Communities in Nigeria including representatives of the IYC chapters in Abuja, Lagos, Europe, America, South Africa and Ghana.


 


The meeting extensively deliberated on the outcome of the March 28, 2015 Presidential election and its implications on the continue survival of the Nigerian state. Consequently, the IYC Congress afterexhaustive deliberations resolved as follows THAT:


 


  1. Ijaw and Niger-Delta youths should be calm, peaceful and maintain the existing peace in the Niger-Delta region;

 


  1. Congress expressed profound appreciation to Nigerians especially the people of the south-east who supported President Jonathan during the elections;

 


  1. The Ijaw Nation, satisfied with the performance and conduct of President Jonathan in office would warmly welcome him back home from national service;

 


  1. The Presidential Amnesty programme for Ex-Agitators in the Niger-Delta region which has greatly contributed to the sustenance of peace in the Niger-Delta region be sustained by the incoming administration to maintain peace in the region;

 


  1. The existing federal structures set up to develop the Niger-Delta region such as the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Niger-Delta Ministry and other schemes should be strengthened and properly funded to rapidly develop the region by the incoming administration; address problems of environmental degradation in the Niger-Delta region including implementation of the UNEP report on Ogoni and general environmental remediation in other parts of the region which are affected by environmental degradation;

 


  1. The recommendations of the National Confab should be implemented by the incoming government to deepen our federal system of government where the federating units would develop at their own pace. This would address some of the imbalances responsible for political instability in Nigeria and the desperation to control government at the centre, and

 


  1. Congress called on the incoming federal government to start the process of national integration and run an all-inclusive government to address the polarization and disunity arising from the outcome of the Presidential elections.

 


Read full document here:


Signed for the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Worldwide:


 


Comrade Udengs Eradiri


 

Photos: NOI Okonjo-Iweala spotted with APC leaders at the airport this morning

Current Minister of Finance and Coordinator of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was spotted toward the beginning of today snickering and chatting with APC pioneers Senator Kabiru Gaya and Kano state Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.


Likewise in the photo is the current minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau. Another photograph bellow

Photos: Iyanya shirtless & hot in new movie role

The artist is making his acting presentation and making it in an attractive manner. He’s pictured here shirtless and looking so hot on the arrangement of the new film. Pictures taken yesterday.


More pics bellow.

US to Develop 6th Generation Fighters to Outrun Russian, Chinese Jets.



The US Air Force and Navy plan to pursue the development and acquisition of sixth-generation F/A-XX fighters; they consider the fleet of existing jets incapable of handling their Russian and Chinese fifth-generation counterparts, something which they feel constitutes a real threat to national security.




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The Chinese Chengdu J-20 and the Russian Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA are becoming a real threat to the US Air Force and Navy, according to The National Interest, an international affairs magazine.






Boeing F-A-18E-F Super Hornet

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“When you see these next-generation fighters, the PAK-FA out of Russia and the J-20 out of China, and some of their new missile technology, our advantage is dwindling,” the magazine quotes one senior industry official as saying, without disclosing his name.





F-35 Lightning - Miramar, CA, USA

© Flickr/ Ron Kroetz F-35 Lightning – Miramar, CA, USA


Neither of the two jets currently in service with the US Air Force and Navy, the Lockheed Martin F-35C Joint Strike Fighter and the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, can adequately handle new threats like the Chinese Chengdu J-20 or the Russian Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA, the magazine cites “some industry insiders with deep knowledge of both jets” as saying.





The Chinese J-20 is particularly threatening, according to “one senior industry official with an extensive fighter pilot background.”


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Only the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor seems to offer any real advantages against the J-20 and PAK-FA.





The magazine identified the areas where Russian and Chinese jets outperform the US fighters and stressed what should be of primarily importance for the next generation jet.


Supersonic performance is one of the areas in which the J-20 shines, compared with the US jets. The J-20 can cruise at high supersonic speeds without using fuel-guzzling afterburners for extended periods, which allows it to impart far more launch energy into its missiles.


 © Flickr/ Azhari Zaki Sentanu The Chinese Stealth Fighter, Chengdu J-20

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The Chinese Stealth Fighter, Chengdu J-20


“Take a J-20 that can cruise at mil power supersonic out to 300 plus miles before he has to turn around and come back, [this] makes it really hard for a subsonic fighter [that needs afterburners for supersonic flight] to go into that environment and survive,” said the senior industry official. “Especially in an away game when we are outnumbered.”


The strike fighters therefore should be designed primarily for an air-to-air mission, the magazine says.  Strike capability can be treated as a secondary concern.


“The F/A-XX requirements may well be biased towards fleet air defense versus strike operations,” the website quotes another source as saying. “The primary issue is the likely threat of numerical superiority in multiple dimensions.”


The expert s also speculate on the need to develop new weapons for the jets, if the six generation F/A-XX is to be a supersonic design.


 © Flickr/ Times Asi Boeing unveils updated F/A-XX sixth-gen fighter concept

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Boeing unveils updated F/A-XX sixth-gen fighter concept


“If the future F/A-XX is going to have to carry more missiles, it will necessarily need to have a large volume—if the jet is going to be stealthy,” the senior official has said, “But because a flying wing design is needed for all-aspect broadband stealth—there is no room to stack weapons bays along the length of the jet. […] By necessity, a high performance supersonic aircraft has to be long and slender in order to have a good “fineness ratio” for efficient performance.”


“A supersonic, flying wing fighter will likely require smaller missiles, or rely on directed energy weapons like a high energy laser to minimize internal payload volume,” the second official said.


John Stillion, an analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, however, recently argued that a next-generation fighter would not necessarily be a supersonic fighter, but rather a subsonic stealthy flying wing that would carry extremely long-range missiles.


Stillion therefore supposed that stealth, payload and sensor capability would trump traditional fighter metrics like speed, altitude and turn capability.



Back in the day Photo of Yoruba Monarchy, Eleko of Eko

Eleko of Eko, Oba Adeniji Adele at a function in London, England circa, 1950s.


He reigned between 1949 – 1964 when he died. His predecessor was Oba Falolu who reigned between 1932 and 1949 and successor was Oba Adeyinka Oyekan who reigned between 1965 and 2003.
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Check out The Four Classes Of Ladies Who Experience Late Marriage

There are distinctive propensities that may impede a woman from getting hitched. In any case here, am not going to discuss “Habits”of a woman yet rather about “Sorts” of Ladies, that faces late marriage and most times, No Marriage.


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The following are the Four sorts of women that faces late marriage and the answers that works :
1. The Perfect Lady : Here, the Perfect Lady do not imply that the Lady herself is perfect. But rather, their expectation of their dream man is too high that they kept being selective on the type of man that they want. Most times, the person they love may not like them, and the person that likes them, may not be their love. Those Perfect Ladies always want»»», A Tall, Rich, Caring& Handsome man and if the lady is spiritual, she will be waiting for “God’s Will”. Anyman that misses any of the Four qualities ends up being rejected.


Their Problem : The problem such ladies faces is that they end up loving the “Container” instead of the “Content”.


The Solution : Accommodate a man who posses atleast 50% of the qualities you desire, the rest will develop with love.


2. The Beautiful Lady : A beautiful lady is attractive to the eye. They are victims of multiple relationships. Most guys that dates beautiful ladies dates them for fun. The attractiveness of a Lady makes it difficult for her to keep herself for a man. This is because of temptation from men, knocking left, right and centre.


Their Problem : The problem beautiful ladies faces is that no one really loves them for who they are but likes their beauty period. And men doubts their ability to make a good home. This poses a threat for them to marry cos most men considers a beautiful lady as a flirt.


The Solution : Have a picture of the kind of man you really want to marry. You are lucky that yua beautiful, because you will get proposals from various kinds of men; so be ready to identify that man whom you like to marry. Be loyal to him. He will be proud to marry you.


3. The Rich-man’s daughter : The rich man’s daughter bask on the euphoria of her father’s wealth. As far as she’s concern, her father is her hero and no man can replace her fathers love and care. She believes that every man that is running after her is after her fathers wealth. So this makes them unattractive to men. Men are naturally proud and will not like to muddle their hard earned reputation on such an insult.


Their Problem : Most rich men’s daughter marry late or marry the wrong man.


The Solution : The Humility of a rich man’s daughter is her greatest weapon to attract men. Men will naturally be drawn to you, if you are humble. Your beauty is secondary.


4 The Career Woman : These ladies are hardworking, ambitious and successful in life. They may be feminist. They are the champions of this saying, “What a man can do, a woman can even do it better”. Marriage is not their headache but career.


Their Problem : The problem of career women is time management. They run everything in life like business even relationship. Secondly, they always want to be the Boss in all things and this poses a threat to men. The more masculine a lady behaves, the less attractive she is to a man. No man wants to marry another man.


The Solution : Every Career woman, cries in her closet. She prays for a man who will love and treat her like a woman. Your cry is over, woman! Simply be submissive atleast to a man. Avoid arguments with him. And be More feminine in your outlook. These are what you need to make a man , marry you.


Hello Ladies!…I believe I have given answers to your pressing needs!

APC’s Simon Lalong Bags Plateau Guber Poll

APC candidate Simon Lalong is elected Plateau governor after securing 564,913 votes ahead of PDP’s Gyang Pwajok who polled 520,627 votes, INEC says.
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Behold the First Ever Elected Female State Governor in Nigeria!

History has been made today. For the first time, a woman contested and won election as the Governor of a State in Nigeria. This historic event comes with a twist of irony. That irony is that this is occurring in Taraba State, one of those states where people might have expected to be backward . But they bit the more affluent and more westernised educationalist states in the South. The Madam Governor’s picture appears below.


Real change ! Current Gubernatorial Poll Standings APC Has Swept, 19 States, PDP Has 5 States

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is cementing its ruling party status in the country with massive wins in more than half of the states in Nigeria in the governorship elections.

According to results announced so far, the APC won in 19 states and was leading in Plateau and Kebbi states. The ruling party now to become opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), however, won in Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Gombe and Enugu.




While it lost the governorship seat in Lagos, the PDP won six seats in the Lagos State House of Assembly for the first time ever.


Senator Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, yesterday, broke the re-election jinx like he vowed last year. Since 1983, no governor has ever been re-elected in the state.


The APC won the governorship elections in Kaduna, Sokoto, Niger, Borno, Adamawa, Lagos, Kwara, Katsina, Bauchi, Kano, Yobe, Zamfara, Oyo, Ogun, Benue, Nasarawa, Jigawa and Benue States.


Yesterday, the Inde­pendent National Electoral Com­mission (INEC) released results of the gov­ernorship and House of Assembly elections held on Saturday, with the All Pro­gressives Congress (APC) winning in majority of the states.


At press time, from the re­sults released by the INEC, the APC had already won 14 out of 29 states where gov­ernorship elections held on Saturday.


In the poll, which was largely peaceful across the nation, the APC created up­sets in states traditionally controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since 1999.


Such states include Kadu­na, Niger, Adamawa, Benue and Bauchi.


For the PDP, apart from Imo, it literally had a smooth sail in the South-East and South-South, winning in Enugu, Ebonyi, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Riv­ers. The party also won in Gombe and Taraba states.


Ogun

In the ‘Gateway State’, Governor Ibikunle Amosun was re-elected for a second term in office.


The INEC Returning Of­ficer for the state, Prof. Duro Oni, declared him winner of the April 11 governor­ship election having polled 306,988 out of 555,430 total valid votes cast in the state.


With Amosun’s victory, the hope of the people of Ogun West to produce a governor of the state for the first time has once again been dashed. The district remains the only section that has yet to produce a governor for the state since its creation over 38 years ago.


The governorship candi­date of the PDP, Gboyega Isiaka, who came second be­hind Amosun with 201,440 votes, hails from Imeko in the Ogun West Senatorial District of the state.


Declaring Amosun as the duly elected governor of the state, the INEC returning of­ficer, who is also the deputy vice chancellor of the Univer­sity of Lagos, said the APC standard bearer beat 15 other governorship candidates to emerge the overall winner of the poll.


Oni also said the election did not hold in nine polling units spread across three local government areas of Odeda, Ogun Waterside and Sagamu.


Katsina

The APC gubernatorial candidate in Katsina State, Aminu Masari, won in all the 33 constituencies so far de­clared at press time yesterday out of the 34 in the state.


The collation of the votes was deferred from 1pm till 3pm because the result of Fasakri Local Government Area was still being awaited.


However, results so far declared showed that APC polled 613,132 votes as against 457,903 by the PDP in the election.


A breakdown of the result revealed that the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, delivered his home constituency, Daura, with ease while Governor Ibrahim Shema lost in his Dutsin-ma constituency.


Similarly, the governor­ship candidate of APC, Ma­sari, won in his home constit­uency, Kafur, while his PDP counterpart, Musa Nashuni, lost in Kankia.


Investigations revealed that though the governorship and assembly elections were generally peaceful in most local government areas, they were characterised by vio­lence in some areas.


The worst hit area was Danmusa Local Government Area, where the results of 10 out of the 11 wards in the constituency were cancelled due to violence.


Kaduna

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir El- Rufa’i, of the APC won the election.


According to the INEC in Kaduna, El-Rufa’i polled a total of 1,117,635 million votes from across the 23 lo­cal government areas of the state.


The INEC Returning Of­ficer for Kaduna State, Prof. Ja’afaru Kaura, who an­nounced the result, said El- Rufa’i defeated his main op­ponent, the PDP candidate, who is also the incumbent governor, Mukhtar Yero, who polled a total of 485,833 votes. Yero had earlier in a telephone conversation with El-Rufa’i and special radio broadcast conceded defeat and congratulated the win­ner.


Meanwhile, there was jubilation among APC sup­porters across the state as soon as the result was an­nounced, with youths taking over major streets in Ka­duna metropolis, singing and dancing.


Enugu

In the coal City state, the PDP candidate, Ifeanyi Ug­wuanyi, was declared the winner in the election which he won overwhelmingly.


INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Hilary Edoga, who de­clared the result at the com­mission’s office in Enugu, said Ugwuanyi fulfilled all the requirements of the law to be pronounced the winner of the governorship election in the state.


Ugwuanyi polled a total of 482,277 votes out of the total 538,752 valid votes cast to beat the APC candi­date, Chief Okey Ezea, who scored 43,839 votes.


Former governor Chima­roke Nnamani’s party, PDC came third with 4,813, while APGA took the fourth posi­tion with 3,343 votes.


The state chapter of the PDP in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Dr. Okey Eze, congratulated Ug­wuanyi and all its candidates at the election, saying they had successfully won and overwhelmingly too.


The Deputy Senate Presi­dent, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, congratulated Ugwuanyi on his victory, saying his vic­tory was very much expected as the PDP was not only the party on ground in Enugu, but also going by his over­whelming popularity across the state.


Gombe

Governor Hassan Dank­wambo of Gombe won re-election on the platform of the PDP. He won with 285,369 to defeat the APC candidate, Inuwa Yahaya, who got 205,132 votes, ac­cording to the Returning Of­ficer, Prof. Saminu Ibrahim.


Oyo


For the first time since Oyo State was created on March 17, 1976, the incum­bent governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has become the first civilian gov­ernor to be re-elected for a second term in office.


Besides, it was jubilation galore in many parts of the state, especially within the camp of the APC, when Aji­mobi emerged the winner of the keenly contested election.


He was returned winner of the governorship elec­tion having polled a total of 327,310 votes.


The Returning Officer for the state, Prof. Ayobami Sa­lami, who is the deputy vice Chancellor (Academics), Obafemi Awolowo Universi­ty (OAU), Ile-Ife, announced that he defeated his closest rival, Senator Rashidi Ladoja of the Accord Party, who scored 254,520, with 72,790 votes. Ajimobi won in 20 lo­cal governments areas, while Ladoja won in seven.


Otunba Adebayo Alao- Akala of the Labour Party (LP) polled a total of 184,111 votes and won in six council areas.


The governorship candi­dates of the PDP, Teslim Fo­larin, polled 79,019 votes.


Ebonyi

The PDP governorship candidate, Chief Dave Uma­hi, was declared winner of Saturday’s election in the state.


Umahi won all the 13 lo­cal government areas in the state to emerge winner of the keenly contested election in the state.


The Returning Officer for the governorship election and the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (NAU), Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, while declaring the result of the election, said Umahi scored 289, 867 votes to beat his closest ri­val, Chief Edward Nkwegu of Labour Party, who polled 124, 817 votes. APC candi­date, Senator Julius Ucha, scored 27, 583 votes.


Sokoto

The outgoing Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, won the Sokoto governor­ship election.


The state Returning Offi­cer and Deputy Vice Chan­cellor of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Prof. Abdullahi Bagudu, announced the re­sults collated from the 23 lo­cal government areas of the state. Prof. Bagudu said out of 926,682 total votes cast, 32, 054 votes were invali­dated.


Bagudu stated that out of 958,736 votes cast during the poll, the APC, on which platform Tambuwal contest­ed, scored 6747,609 votes, while the PDP came second with 269, 074 votes.


Lagos

In the Centre of Excel­lence, the APC has won the tension-soaked April 11 governorship election in the state.


He polled a total of 811, 994 votes to defeat Mr. Jimi Agbaje of the PDP, who scored 659, 788 votes.


The APC governorship candidate won the election in 15 out of the 20 local gov­ernment areas in the state, while Agbaje won in Ojo, Amuwo Odofin, Ajeromi Ifelodun, Oshodi-Isolo and Surulere local government areas.


The Returning Officer, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who is also the vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, said the APC candidate, having scored the majority of votes cast and scored 25 per cent of votes across the 20 local government areas, was re­turned as winner of the gov­ernorship poll.


Meanwhile, the governor­ship candidate of the PDP for Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, yesterday evening put a phone call through to Mr. Ambode, the APC can­didate, to congratulate him on his victory in Saturday’s contest.


Agbaje made the call at about 6.50pm.


“I just made a phone call to congratulate Mr. Akin­wunmi Ambode, the gov­ernorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress,” Agbaje said, according to a press statement by the Direc­tor of Media and Publicity for the Jimi Agbaje Cam­paign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina.


Delta

At press time, in the oil-rich state, the PDP governorship can­didate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, won 16 of the 20 local govern­ment areas released by INEC, while Chief Great Ogboru of Labour Party clinched four local government areas. Delta State has 25 local governments.


Rivers

The results released at press time by INEC showed that Wike had won 19 out of the the 21 lo­cal government areas. A break­down of the results showed that PDP scored 82,289 in Port Har­court City Local Government Area, while APC got 26,367.


In Ikwerre Local Govern­ment Area, Wike polled 23,511 as against 10,555 votes by APC. In Etche Local Govern­ment Area, PDP got 33,954, while APC scored 6,488. The PDP got 31,103 votes in De­gema Local Government Area, while APC got 1,244.


Akwa Ibom

In the oil-rich state, the PDP won the gubernatorial election by polling 996,071 votes to beat its closest rival, the APC, which got 89,866 votes.


The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. James Okpoke, who an­nounced the result, said a total of 1,122,836 votes were cast out of which 12,256 were rejected and 1,110,580 votes valid.


Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) fielded the former Sec­retary to the State Govern­ment, Mr. Udom Emmanuel as its candidate while APC fielded yet another former Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Uma­na Okon Umana as its candidate.


The Accord Party that fielded the former deputy state chairman of PDP, Bishop Sam Akpan, came third with 10,598 votes only, while the current Chair­man, Senate Committee on Women Affairs, Mrs. Helen Es­uene, who flew the Labour Party flag, came a distant fourth with 8,600 votes. DPP came last with only 10 votes.


Meanwhile, pockets of vio­lence were recorded in major streets of Uyo in the afternoon of Sunday as the results were being relayed on Akwa Ibom Broad­casting Service.


Youths in their hundreds marched through some major streets carrying placards and calling for “free and fair elec­tions.”


Major junctions such as Udo Udoma by Oron Road and Edet Akpan by Oron Road were blocked by the youths, who made bonfires and erected bar­ricades,


They were, however, dis­persed by security agents who also cordoned off all access roads to INEC office.


Imo State

Governor Rochas Okorocha and candidate of the APC at press time was coasting to vic­tory, leading his closest rival, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and candidate of the PDP, Emeka Ihedioha. The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Captain Em­manuel Ihenacho, came a distant third.


From results already an­nounced by the state Returning Officer, Prof. Oye Ibidapo Obe, Okorocha polled a total votes of 378,752, as against 324,480 polled by Ihedioha.


Okorocha won in 19 lo­cal government areas out of the 27 council areas of the state.


However, Ihedioha swept the votes in Ohaji/Egbema, Ngor Okpala, Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise, Oguta, Isiala Mbano and Ezinihitte Mbaise.


But the collation of results was put on hold over vehement disagreement between APC and PDP agents, forcing the re­turning officer to order for the re-computation of the results in Ezinihitte Mbaise.


Abia

At press time, the result from Abia State was not clear as the PDP and APGA candidates were running neck and neck, having won six local government ar­eas of the state each. The con­troversial results of Osisioma where the APGA agent, Ahamdi Nweke, alleged that there was no election, caused a stalemate.


An international female ob­server, from the European Union Election Monitoring Mission, Sheller, supported Nweke’s claim.